Marriage - Preferred Spouses • Cross-Cousins – MoBrCh...

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Marriage Marks a change of status (person’s position in society) and role (the part a person plays in a society) (141)
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Marriage Rules Exogamy Endogamy How do parents attempt to ensure their children follow these rules?
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Marriage Rules Preferential rule of marriage if a spouse dies Levirate – brother-in-law marriage Sororate – sister-in-law marriage
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Functions of Marriage Exclusive sexual relationship between partners Economic interdependence – property and labor Legitimizes couple’s offspring
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Forms of Marriage Monogamy – marriage to one spouse Polygamy – marriage between multiple spouses Two types Polygyny Polyandry
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Unformatted text preview: Preferred Spouses • Cross-Cousins – MoBrCh or FaSiCh – Often called by different terms and are eligible marriage partners • Parallel Cousins – MoSiCh or FaBrCh – Often called by same word and treated like siblings • Sister Exchange Choosing a Mate • Free choice of spouse • Free choice with parental approval • Arranged marriage – Common in societies where large kin groups are important and households tend to be of the extended family type Marriage Finance • Brideweath – gifts from groom’s family to bride’s • Dowry – Wealth brought with the bride when she marries • Why?...
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2009 for the course ANTH 1000 taught by Professor Sabem during the Spring '08 term at UConn.

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Marriage - Preferred Spouses • Cross-Cousins – MoBrCh...

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